I’m watching the Netflix documentary about sakkara and every time they make a discovery I’m audibly gasping
Cubiculum (bedroom) from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor,
Boscorealeca. 50–40 B.C.
Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The rear wall shows rocky terrain with balustrades and an arbor above, a small cave or grotto sheltering a fountain, and a small figure of Hekate below. In the center of the wall, between two columns, a parapet embellished with a yellow monochrome landscape supports a glass bowl filled with fruit. The side walls of the room are symmetrical. Each wall is subdivided into four sections by a pilaster that defines the area of the couch and by two ornate columns. The paintings depict enclosed courtyards in which we glimpse the tops of statuary, rotundas, and pylons as well as vegetation. These precincts alternate with townscapes combining colonnaded buildings and projecting terraces.
Metropolitan Museum, New York
~ Miniature Shell (Cypraea Moneta).
Date: A.D. 1st-3rd centuries
Place of origin: Eastern Turkestan, Khotan
•Polyptych with Scenes from Christ's Passion.
Date: ca. 1350
Geography: Made in Rhineland, France or Germany
Medium: Ivory, paint, and gilding with metal mounts.
~ Mummy Portrait of a Man.
Place of origin: Egypt
Date: A.D. 100–125
Medium: Encaustic on wood
Rio Pasion by James Luceno (four trowels)
Tour guide Matt Terry agrees to lead a young husband and wife to Mayan archaeological sites in Guatemala and Mexico and finds himself in more trouble than he can imagine!
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Tonight I am leaving for the seaside! Finally, I can't wait, we usually travel at night, so we'll sleep a couple of hours and then go. This means that today I had a lot to do. I finished my archeology classes, I packed and I had a couple things I wanted to tidy. I have also bake lembas bread to bring along since the car ride is a bit long.
Summer studying challenge // 30th July - What would be your perfect summer day?
A perfect summer day would probably be a day where I don't have anything to do, or anywhere to go. I would just take a small walk in the nearby woods in the morning and spend the rest of the day reading and chilling in the garden.
🎵: The Nomad by Iron Maiden
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Medain Salih is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in Medina Region, Saudi Arabia. Second largest city of Nabatean Kingdom during 1st century AD, under rule of Nabatean king Aretas IV Philopatris (9 BC– 40 CE), who made Madain Saleh kingdom's second capital, after Petra.
Hidden in the jungle, the mayan ruins of Yaxchilan, Chiapas / Mexico
Assyrians' ivory tablet, B.C. 1200
Basilica of Septimius Severus, Leptis Magna.
The interior of a pyramid .
The modern re-analysis of a weapon grave found in Suontaka, Hattula in Finland over 50 years ago challenges the traditional beliefs about gender roles in the Iron Age and Early Medieval communities and reveals information about the gender expressions of the period. The grave also functions as a proof of how non-binary people could have been valued and respected members of their communities.
In 1968, a sword with a bronze handle was found at Suontaka Vesitorninmäki, Hattula, Finland during a digging project for a water pipe. The sword lead to the discovery of a grave that was almost a thousand years old, and the grave has since become rather well-known for the objects it contained.
The jewelry inside the grave indicates that the buried individual was dressed in typical female clothing of the period. On the other hand, the person was buried with a sword—possibly two, according to some interpretations—which is often associated with masculinity. Over the decades, the Suontaka grave has been considered to be either a double burial of both a woman and a man, or alternatively, a weapon grave of a female, and therefore a proof of strong female leaders or even female warriors in the Late Iron Age Finland. However, a newly-published study challenges both views. Read more.
Excavations at the late precontact Oneota Pammel Creek site just south of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the late 1980s revealed a large number of sherds and vessel portions that show evidence of burning after the pots broke. This is indicated by discontinuous charring on the edges of larger fragments. Some vessel portions also have smoked or partially smoked surfaces. Those with partially smoked surfaces include sherds with irregular, sharp boundaries between the blackened and unblackened areas. These patterns indicate that the unblackened areas were covered and thus protected from charring. The shapes of the unblackened patches suggest they were covered by another sherd.
It’s unclear why these sherds were burned before they were discarded in refuse pits, but from the large number, it seems to have been a common occurrence--and therefore, perhaps intentional. Similar sherds have been found at other local Oneota sites as well. One possible explanation is that the sherds were stacked over new vessels during the firing process to form a simple kiln.